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New Report: How Asia Came to Dominate Plant-Based Meat Industry IP

3 Mins Read A new report published by the researchers at Roots Analysis details how the intellectual property for plant-based meat has grown more than three times over the last decade, jumping from 2,388 in 2012 to 7,126 this year. And leading the shift: Asia. According to the report’s findings, the majority of plant-based IP documents—77.4 percent—are patent […]

Mark Cuban and Emily Ratajkowski Back Prolific Machines’ $42 Million Raise to Scale (Cheap) Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read Emerging from stealth mode, the celebrity-backed Prolific Machines is about to bring down the price of cultivated meat significantly. Profilic Machines’ $42 million was raised a year ago and comes from a long list of seed and an oversubscribed Series A investors including Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban and model and actress Emily Ratajkowski. The […]

Novel Vegan Seafood Development From Revo Foods Signals a Sea Change

3 Mins Read Austria’s Revo Foods is bringing three new vegan products to market this week: Graved Salmon, Salmon Spread, and Tuna Spread. It says the Graved Salmon and Salmon Spread are new to the plant-based seafood category. “With the release of these 3 unique products, we reached a new milestone in the dynamic market of plant-based seafood […]

10 A-List Celebrity Investors That Have a Stake In Vegan Protein

5 Mins Read Property and Rolexes have been superseded as savvy investments for the rich and famous. Now, it’s all about who can invest in the most innovative future food company. From plant-based protein to cultivated meat, the alt-protein sector has experienced a slew of celebrity support in recent years. The following 10 celebrities have set themselves apart […]

PowerPlant Partners Raises $330 Million to Focus on Growth-Stage Eco Companies

2 Mins Read With its recent $330 million raise, PowerPlant Partners’ third fund, the PPV Fund III, will shift to focus solely on growth-stage vegan companies. According to PPV founders Daniel Gluck and Mark Rampolla, this is the first “true growth equity fund” for the vegan industry. “We are thrilled to receive such strong support and commitment from […]

Wicked Kitchen’s Good Catch Sends The Vegan Seafood Category Sailing

3 Mins Read The vegan seafood industry, already experiencing a boom, gets a big push as vegan tuna category leader Good Catch joins the expansive Wicked Kitchen portfolio. Founded by chef brothers Chad and Derek Sarno, vegan ready-meal brand Wicked Kitchen took over Tesco’s U.K. supermarkets in 2018, jettisoning past sales forecasts. Also founded by chef brothers Chad […]

With Its $10 Million Series A, Biobetter Brings Cultivated Meat Growth Media Down From $500,000 Per Gram to $1

3 Mins Read Israel-based cultivated meat startup Biobetter says it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Jerusalem Venture Partners and additional investment from Milk and Honey Ventures, and the Israeli Innovation Authority. Biobetter, which is using tobacco plants as bioreactors for its cell-based meat, says its novel tech has the potential to reduce […]

Swiss Vegan Food Tech Startup Planted Closes US$72 Million Series B

3 Mins Read Ahead of its launch of a ‘whole-cut’ line of plant-based meat, Swiss-based Planted has closed an CHF 70 million (US$72 million) Series B led by the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm, L Catterton. Swiss food tech startup Planted, known for its clean-label biostructured meat, successfully closed its series B financing round of CHF 70 […]

New Zealand’s Off-Piste Provisions Explores Vegan Meat Made From Fermented Food Waste

3 Mins Read In a bid to bring more sustainability to New Zealand’s food system, the country’s Off-Piste Provisions is collaborating with food tech experts to produce plant-based protein from fermented agricultural byproducts. Partnering with one of Singapore’s leading Food Science and Technology experts, Off-Piste says it’s working on “ground-breaking research” using fermentation technology and food waste to […]

The 5 Best Vegan Burger Chains To Help You Through Your McDonald’s Withdrawal

5 Mins Read If the McDonald’s McPlant didn’t set your heart on fire, and you’re looking to make the switch away from massive chain fast-food and embrace a vegan twist, you have to know about the following six vegan burger chains. Looking for the ultimate vegan cheeseburger? We’ve got you covered. Interested in supporting Black-owned businesses? Come this […]

India’s Greenest Closes Pre-Seed Funding Round As It Readies for South Asia’s Plant-Based Expansion

3 Mins Read India-based plant protein brand, Greenest, has secured an undisclosed pre-seed funding round led by Better Bite Ventures, and India’s Food & Agri industry veteran, Sachid Madan. Known for its affordable plant-based protein products and partnerships with food service leaders in India including Burgrill, Wat a Burger, Chocolate Room, Biggies Burger, Freshmenu, and Eatfit, Greenest will […]

5 Reasons Besides Its Delicious Vegan Chicken That Will Make You Fall In Love With Atlas Monroe

4 Mins Read Atlas Monroe is a California-based startup that focuses on delivering succulent plant-based meats with comfort food flavours. Known for its vegan fried chicken, the company was propelled to fame, following founder Deborah Torres’ appearance on Shark Tank. From founder Torres’ iron-clad will to what many call the best friend chicken, animal or plant-based, that they’ve […]

These Four Startups Are Remaking Milk To Shape The Future Of Dairy

4 Mins Read There’s no disputing the industrial dairy complex is problematic, particularly when it comes to fighting the climate crisis. Dairy farms across the world are a major contributor to the total greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle of milk and other dairy products. We’re profiling four alternative dairy startups from around the world that are […]

5-Year Cellular Agriculture Project to Develop Norway’s ‘Food of the Future’

3 Mins Read Norway’s Research Council says it will fund the development of cellular agriculture and precision fermentation to bring sustainable meat, egg, and milk products to market. A new five-year research project, dubbed Arrival of Cellular Agriculture-Enabling Biotechnology for Future Food Production (ARRIVAL), set to launch next year will help Norway develop the “food of the future.” […]

Report: Climate Change Offers Farmers ‘Huge Opportunity’ to Shift to Sustainable Protein

3 Mins Read Farmers are worried about climate change, and they need transition solutions, says a new report from nonprofit ProVeg. Alternative protein looks to be the sustainable answer. “There are huge opportunities for farmers in the transition towards sustainable alternative proteins, including higher margins and greater security through long-term industry partnerships,” reads the report summary. ProVeg says […]

Plant Sifu Brings Its Vegan Pork to 7 Chinese Hong Kong Restaurants

4 Mins Read Hong Kong’s vegan meat brand Plant Sifu is bringing its products to seven Chinese restaurants across Hong Kong. Between August and October, Plant Sifu will showcase its vegan meat products across Hong Kong restaurants in a range of Chinese flavors and styles. “Be it the vibrant tastes in Northern cuisine, the rich flavors of Shanghainese […]

Singapore’s First Oat Milk Brand Closes $65.5 Million Series A

2 Mins Read As Singapore continues its ascent to becoming Asia’s premier vegan destination, its first oat milk brand, Oatside, which launched its products earlier this year, has announced the closing of a $65.5 million Series A fundraise. The new funding was co-led by Temasek Holdings and GGV Capital as well as Arabica International, and existing investors Wee […]